Volume 46 – #24

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Volume 46#24

March 15 – March 28, 2022

Ian Robertson (right) marks his 35th anniversary with CSN this March. He joined the publication as a freelancer in March 1987 before becoming its consulting editor a few years later.

Columnist, consulting editor marks 35 years with CSN

Long-time CSN columnist and consulting editor Ian Robertson celebrates his 35th anniversary with the publication this March. A lifelong stamp collector, Robertson has been with CSN for much of its 45-year history. After joining Canada’s philatelic paper of record as a freelancer in 1987, he quickly rose to the rank of consulting editor and has since had more than 1,800 of his columns published in its pages. His regular columns include “Looking Back,” focusing on Canadian stamp subjects, and “Stamping Grounds,” an umbrella heading for a wide range of topics. He also submits two occasional titles, including “News Bites,” which reports on current events with a stamp-related focus, and “Pot Pourri,” highlighting a medley of hobby-related information. “Ian’s knowledge and passion for philately, combined with his professional experience as a journalist, are great assets for Canadian Stamp News,” said CSN editor Mike Walsh, the managing partner of Trajan Publishing. “He understands the day-to-day workings of a publication like CSN, which helps us to deliver compelling content.” Continue reading →

Features
Calla stamps mark spring’s beginning with special CAPEX overprint
Page 1
Trajan’s ‘National Show’ returns after prolonged pandemic hiatus
Page 1
AFAB Collection offers Newfoundland lot with unmatched degree of completion
Page 1
Maresch to offer Rick Sheryer Collection proofs, essays in March
Page 22

Regulars
Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 4
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Commentary
Thanks for everything, Ian!
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Canadian waterways show their beauty on 1992 stamps
Page 6

Mike Smith
Deltiology
MacFarlane left ‘fingerprints’ on his leather postcards
Page 9
Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
London Philatelist examines early Moroccan posts
Page 10

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Toronto’s First Post Office offers a step back in time
Page 14
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Royal Mail to demonetize older definitive, Christmas stamps
Page 17

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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